Assessment scale

Join us in a 1-year mentored opportunity!

Do you have a tricky teaching and learning issue you’d like to explore further?

Do you have an assessment project you’ve been meaning to get to?

Do you wish you had a personal mentor who could walk you through your assessment challenges?

You will learn the assessment basics you need to work on your own assessment project while getting guidance from a mentor and support from faculty peers from six small liberal arts colleges.

What do I need to do?

You work on an assessment project you choose. You decide how much time you are willing to devote to your project. Expect an hour or two a week in addition to the gatherings.

  1. Attend Feb 28-29 Kickoff in Grinnell, Iowa to learn assessment basics for your project
  2. Work on your assessment project
  3. Connect with your mentor 4 times
  4. Participate in virtual learning opportunities (e.g. webinars, book clubs, discussions)
  5. Share your assessment experience at a 2-day assessment conference in Spring 2021 in Grinnell, Iowa (highly encouraged)

How do I sign up?

Spaces are limited. Apply online at

Example projects

  • Honing learning goals and outcomes
  • Developing a rubric for assessment
  • Improving alignment between assignments and learning outcomes
  • Revising a quiz or test to more closely match your learning outcomes
  • Developing a curriculum map for your department